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SAMUEL ABRAHAM STONE CANALES- INSTRUCTOR
Doctorado en Derecho, The George Washington University.
Licenciatura en Estudios Internacionales con Especialidad en Ciencias Políticas e Historia, Baldwin Wallace University.
|Sam Stone is a Full Time Professor of the Law Department at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla. He was also Graduate Programs Coordinator for that Department from December 2019 to November 2020. Sam has also led the UDLAPs moot court program in domestic and international competitions, and was integral in organizing the university coverage of the 2020 presidential elections in the United States.|
In addition to his work as a professor at the UDLAP, Sam is a Partner with Stone International Services LLC, where he consults on issues of public international law, as well as questions affecting Mexico-US relations with a specific focus on trade and immigration. His clients have included the International Commitee for the Red Cross (ICRC), the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), and the Instituto para la Mujer en la Migración (IMUMI).
Sam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in International Studies and Political Science, and a minor in History, from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, from where he graduated summa cum laude. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., from where he graduated with High Honors. He has been a member of the Maryland Bar since 2014. Sam also studied Human Rights Law and International Criminal Law at the University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom, during his Juris Doctor. While in college, he spent a semester studying European politics and economics in Geneva, Switzerland.
Sam previously clerked for three Associate Judges of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for a combined two years. He interned or worked for the global law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP (in Washington, D.C. and Rome, Italy); U.S: Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio; the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia; and the Honorable Reggie B. Walton, Associate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Sam has traveled extensively in Europe and the Americas, and has been to numerous countries in Asia and Africa, including Israel, Egypt, India, and Indonesia. He appears regularly on local, national, and international media discussing U.S. politics and the U.S.-Mexico relationship.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, to a Mexican mother and an American father, Sam was raised bilingual and bicultural in Puebla, Mexico, and Cleveland, Ohio. His first languages are English and Spanish, and he is proficient in French and Italian.